Bill Cunningham Looked Past the Runway to Capture Modern Identity
THE NEW YORK TIMES - This is the age of street style, an era when we talk about “the show outside the show”: the people who dress to be photographed by the growing hordes of snappers on the sidewalk waiting to capture the ever-more exaggerated fashions necessary to stand out from the peacocking crowd and bestow upon them their 15 minutes, or seconds, of fame. Go to any fashion show and you can see it: a woman or man in a colorful, kooky get-up, swarmed by photographers jostling for the best shot and calling, “Look over here!” and, “Who are you wearing?” — lemmings in the land of the look-at-me. Read more at nytimes.com
I Wish More Photographers Were Like Prince
PETAPIXEL - The passing of Prince gave the world pause to consider the nearly peerless artistic success and untimely death of an iconic musician.
He was renowned for his ability to create a distinctive sound and deliver to his worldwide fan base a library of songs that put him among the Lennons, Jacksons, Bowies and Marleys of the music world. Despite his relatively demure physical being, he had the spine of a giant, something that served him well in his battles against corporations intent on owning and profiting from the Minnesota native’s archive. Which is why he’s my hero. Read more at Petapixel.com
Parachut is the Netflix of Camera Gear: Unlimited Rentals for $149/Month
PETA PIXEL - Parachut is a new startup that wants to do for camera gear what Netflix did for movies. It gives photographers unlimited gear for $149 per month.
While camera gear rental is currently dominated by a few big players (e.g. LensRentals, BorrowLenses) and some upstart peer-to-peer services (e.g. CameraLends, ShareGrid), Parachut is trying to take the concept in a different direction — the subscription model. READ MORE
My View From Super Bowl 50 by Kevin Durant
THE PLAYER'S TRIBUNE - A pro basketball players takes a crack at the photo pit at the big game. READ MORE